Hidden Lake Park is a natural 3000 hectare backcountry park. This park does not have any established facilities and can only be accessed by hiking and/or paddling, depending on the route. Hidden Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes along the Ingraham Trail (Hwy 4), on a sunny day the lake appears aquamarine in colour, and fish can be spotted swimming in its crystal clear water.
The Park can be accessed from Powder Point and Cameron Falls Day Use areas located along the Ingraham Trail. The Powder Point route is an unmaintained trail only suitable for experienced hikers, this route permits access by canoe via the east arm of Prelude Lake and includes a series of short portages before reaching Hidden Lake. Alternatively, the Cameron Falls Trail access route is a pleasant short hike well marked and maintained with easy to moderate route options through a forested trail to Cameron Falls. Above the falls, a bridge provides access by foot into Hidden Lake Park.
View our Map of Canoe Routes and for information on what to expect if you are planning a trip.
Points of Interest
There are two abandoned gold mines within hiking distance of Hidden Lake. The first is on the southeast side of the lake, a quick walk in from the shoreline. The second is on Thompson Lake, a difficult two hour hike in from the most northerly bay of Hidden Lake. Neither of the mines has been in operation since the 1940's.
For Your Safety
Plan ahead and prepare. If you are planning to camp or day trip in the backcountry know the territorial park rules and regulations. Leave a detailed trip itinerary with a trusted person of where you are going and when you will return. Note there is no cellular coverage, it is recommended to carry a device for remote emergency contact. While in the park secure food and toiletries, do not approach or feed wildlife. Parties that are backcountry camping must be self-sufficient and must adhere to the highest standards of Leave no Trace camping. Preparedness is wilderness travel tips are available on our homepage.